Curbar Edge Walk From Curbar (+ Froggatt Edge + White Edge) | 6-Mile Route

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The great thing about the Curbar Edge walk is having beautiful views without having to hike miles uphill!

There is a short uphill section but it’s pretty gentle and once you’re walking along the edge with the views you’ll forget all about it!

This 6-mile loop takes you along three of the Peak District edges – Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge and White Edge. Starting from the National Trust car park you first make your way along Curbar Edge which then leads on to Froggatt Edge.

At the end of Froggatt Edge, you then head up to reach White Edge trig point which doubles back then you turn off to reach Curbar car park.

Here you will find details on how to get to the start of the walk at Curbar, route information, GPX file, map, plus a detailed step by step guide of the walk.

Have you done this walk? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Curber Edge, Froggatt Edge + White Edge from Curbar

Views from Curbar Edge walk
Gritstone rocks on Curbar Edge walk

Walk information

Walk type: Short circular walk

Distance: 6 miles/10 km

Walk time: 2-3 hours

Total ascent: 321 m/1,053 ft

Highest point: 371 m/1,217 ft

Walk highlights: Views from Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge and listening to the deer rutting (in autumn) + White Edge trig point

Trig points: 1

Stiles: 0

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Curbar walk map

Curbar Edge walk Map route
Curbar Edge walk map
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Walk start point

Start grid reference: SK 26362 74654

Car parking address: Curbar Gap Car Park, Clodhall Lane, Hope Valley, S32 2YR or S32 3YR

This is a National Trust car park, if you’re a member it’s free parking. However, it’s only a small car park (25-30 spaces) so you may need to park on the road, but as it’s narrow remember to put your wing mirrors in!

Parking Cost*

  • Up to 1 hour – £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours – £2.60
  • Over 4 hours – £4.00

(*Cash and card payments accepted. Prices correct at time of writing)

Public transport

Nearest train station: Grindleford train station (1.1 mile/1.8 km)

From the train station, you can join the walk near Froggatt Edge and start the circular walk from there, returning back to the train station.

Facilities on the walk

There are no public toilets or facilities available at the start of the walk at Curbar, but you might be lucky enough to spot an ice-cream van in summer or there’s a coffee van at weekends called Jolly’s – they have cakes too!

The Bridge Inn is a beautiful post-walk pub for food and drinks after your walk or you could split your walk up by stopping at the Grouse Inn at Froggatt which is the halfway point of the walk!

Other useful information

Since this is a relatively easy walk with beautiful views during peak times it can be busy so worth visiting during quieter times if you can. It’s also a beautiful walk to do at sunset since the edge face northwest you can get some pretty skies.

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Listening to deer rutting from White Edge

If you keep a close eye out in the woods close to Froggatt Edge and White Edge you might spot some deer. Also, if you visit in the early autumn months you might hear the deer rutting as they are pretty loud!

Top tip – It’s worth taking some binoculars as you can sit and watch them from White Edge.

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Ordnance Survey Walk Map

The map required for this walk is OL24 – Peak District (White Peak Area)

Buy a paper map at outdoor shops or shop online at Amazon or Ordnance Survey

Check prices here with Ordnance Survey, you can buy a standard map or a waterproof one. You can sometimes find cheaper deals on Amazon, but the Ordnance Survey website sometimes has discounts for buying more than one map!

And don’t forget your compass.

There are lots to choose from, I recommend the Silva Expedition compass, it’s more expensive but a valuable piece of kit!

For online maps, you can get via OS Online App or Viewranger App.

Check prices here for the one month or yearly option with OS Online App. 

 

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Curbar Edge walk route

Stage 1 – Curbar Edge Car Park to Froggatt Edge

Distance: 1.4 miles/2.2 km

Grid reference SK 26262 74694

Begin by leaving the car park at the far end to reach a sign for Curbar Edge. The path ascends and takes you directly on to Curbar Edge where the footpath takes you all the way along.

It’s worth stopping and exploring as you can follow slightly lower paths to get closer to the edge if you like.

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Walking on the lower path on Curbar Edge

After walking for about 2 km, you descend a rocky path which then continues onto Froggatt Edge.

Both Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge are popular with climbers so you’ll probably spot one or two on your walk.

Stage 2 – Froggatt Edge to White Edge

Distance: 2.1 mile/3.4 km

Grid reference SK 25077 76154

After a few hundred metres in a small opening on the right off the path, you’ll see a small Stone Circle as you walk along Froggatt Edge.

Curbar Edge Peak District
Autumn views from Froggatt Edge

Continue all the way until you reach the road, on the opposite side there’s a footpath that will take you off the road, via Hay Wood, then it doubles back to the road near the Grouse Inn.

Walk up the road for a short distance, then take the footpath on your right, head towards the trees then beyond until you reach the start of White Edge, about 1 km.

Stage 3 – White Edge to Curbar Edge

Distance: 2.4 miles/3.9 km

Grid reference SK 26642 77820

Turn right and follow White Edge all the way along, towards the end you’ll see a trig point just slightly off the path at 365 metres, worth a little detour to reach the highest point!

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Trig point on White Edge

After about 1 km from the trig point, you need to turn right at the sign for Curbar Edge. Walk down the path and you’ll be back on Curbar Edge and a short distance from the car park.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments

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Rocks and views from Curbar Edge

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